Comedy is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our ofllces at least ten days before publication. Comedy listings compiled by Ellie Carr.
I Mine’s a Ladysham I’teat-(Iy 's Burlesque Show bar. Picardy Place. Info: 50 54 H. Show starts ‘)piti (doors open ,pm); ItnaIe I Ipm. (‘all for ticket details. Scotland's first trausy estite show bar. starring Maggie Raye. the nation‘s premier female impersonator. the face that ltllIIIL'IIL‘tl VII/IF .lt/l't'lll.’ll't‘\ (I/ l’l‘th‘lf/(I. (Jilt’t'll u/ .'/I(' Heart. (ict yourself along for the last few nights of this be-frockctl
I Mine’s a Ladysham I’ieat-tly‘s Burlesque Showbar. Picardy Place. Info: 550 54 I 4. Show starts 9pm (doors open 7pm): finale I lptii. (‘all for ticket details. See liri 0. RoII tip for the last tiiglit of the be-frocketl cotuedy spectacle.
I The Stand Goes to the Citrus Citrus Club. (Irindlay Street. Info and tickets: («)2 44(i7 (tickets in person from Ripping Records. ‘)| South Bridge). 8.30pm—lam (show runs ‘)..‘~()pm-- I l.3()pm.) Four acts for £(i (£5). The last in the run of popular
local stand-tip club's nights out at The Citrus (see Thurs for regular spot). Going otit in style are stand-up duo about town I‘THII Kiernan and John Paul Leach: Andrew Walker; John (iiIIick'. and hostess with the mosiest Jane Mack‘ay.
I Parrot’s Comedy Church Cafe Roinn. 2()4 l)aIyrympIe Street. ()l475 730576. ()pm (doors open 8pm). £4. Greenock's fayourite feathered stand-up Parrot launches a brand-new montth comedy club with the stated aim of bringing an anything-goes TV cabaret-slot style show to the stage. The opening night sees the British premiere of mad European circus/improy/stand-tip act The Bowlers. with resident hand The I’owderlingers (featuring Parrot on guitar and vocals) and surprise guests. All hosted by -- who else‘.’ - the beaked boy- himself.
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I Carry on Cupid Picardy's Burlesque Show bar. Picardy Place. Info: 556 5414. Show starts 9pm (doors open 7pm); Iinale I Iptii. (‘all for ticket details. Smooch it tip Valentine-ster at the gay showbar with a .llruni/ Mrs competition and li/i/it/ Date. I A Sale OI Hearts ’I‘rayerse Theatre. Cambridge Street. 22S I404. 7.30pm. £5. Top Scottish stand-up and I‘it'ingc fayourite Fred macAtiIay hosts this special \"alentine‘s l)ay cabaret auction of art. See .-\rt listings.
I The Stand Comic I)en. Christie's. West Port. Information 662 4407. S.3(Ipm--lam (show runs ‘)pm—l 1.30pm) £4 (£3). Your
local comedy-central. with a host of rising stars and wannabes for your entertainment
each and may Thursday night. Mick Parkin and -- praise the lord ~ Borders minister Reyerend Jeremiah make their Stand debuts on tonight's show. with moral support from Stand old-hands (ierry Grant and compere Jane Mackay. Pltis open-mike spots. ' I John Shuttleworth 'l‘rayerse 'I'heatre. (‘ambridge Street. 228 I404. Spin. £8 (£4); joint ticket deal with ()wen ()‘Neill (see Sat I7) £ l 2 (£7). The man with the polyester poIo-neck' and Yamaha organ strikes tip another sing-song in honour of suburban boredem with such rousing (Iillies as 'Pigeons iii Might and ‘My \Vilc I)lc‘tl ill l‘)7(l'.
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I John Shuttleworth 'I‘t-at-et-se 't‘Iteatt-e. (‘anibridge Street. 228 I-il)-1.Spiii. £8 (£4); ioint ticket deal with ()wen ()‘Neill £I2 (£7). See Thurs I5.
I Owen O’Neill 'I'rayerse Theatre. ('aitibridge Street. 228 I404. Spin. £S (£4 I; _|oint ticket deal with .Ioliii
Sliuttlewoi'th £|2 (£7 I. ()ne tiiglit only for
the I'IsIer-born upstart comic whose credentials include appearances on (‘hannel Is .lnti rm- /.uiI'4/ix and BB("s l'p i'llt’ lain/mt: and co-writing/stai‘ring credits with Sean Hughes in the award- winning I‘rtnge show St l’uiri't'lt‘fi l)ii\'.
I Kevin Day/Lynn Ferguson iiast Kant-(tie .-\t‘ts (.‘entre. ()Id ('oach Road. ()I ‘55 3(3I()(I(). Spin. £(i (£4). The man who was dared into becoming a comic in I985 and went on to appear Ill e\erytliing from
BBC I‘s The Stunt/ ( 'p Show to Radio 4‘s IJIUVU Iii/A shares a bill with the outrageous Hut/'1 (HIt/ Sit/e comedienne l.ynn I-ergttson. I‘ii'st show of the year on the spring leg of the “byte (k Mackay/(iilded Balloon Productions tour. Sampling opportunities to be had. courtesy of (IB's gracious new sponsors.
I Kevin Day/Lynn Ferguson Paisley .-\rl.s (fentre. New Street. SS7 IIIIII, Spm. £0 (£3 I. See Tue 2().
I Velvet Rooms 53o .s'attelttehatl Street. 532 (I755. 8.30pm -l()._‘\()piit (doors open Spin). £5 t£ ‘50), Big laughs in store for this all-new fortnightly comedy Venture. with top Scottish stand—up I'i‘ed .\lac.-\ulay hosting the proceedings. Topping tonight's bill ~- \oice of a thousand sporting stars. :\ll.sl;Iii‘ .\le(}owan. straight from hit T\’ show ()lI/Y (III liter/re.
I The Stand (‘otnic I)en. (’Iiristie's. West Port. Information (io2 44o? H.‘~()pm Iam (show runs ‘)pm I I.‘\(Ipm) £4 (£3). Your local comedy -cenIi'aI. \\ ill) a host of rising stars and wannabes Ior your entertainment eyei'y Thuisday night. Tonight's show is hosted by gttest compete (iortlou Brtinton. with a mised bill from Stand regulars Andrew Walker. \'iy (ice and Bill Dewar. Plus open-nuke spots
I Kevin Day/lvnn Ferguson (iitat-a Balloon. 233 (‘owgattx 22o (i550. £(i (£5). See ’Iillt‘ Ill.
I Whodunnit? Picardy's Burlesque Showbar. Picartly Place. Info: 556 5414. Show starts ()pm (doors open 7pm); finale I lpni. (‘all for ticket details. Murder mystery night at the gay showbar. hosted by the bizarre Tim I.eith.
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